On October 4, the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on whether administrative amnesty harms efforts to control the borders.
Also on October 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on how immigration restrictions have created a labor crisis in the farm economy.
On September 22, the Congressional Research Service released a report on the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. It shows there has been no increase since 2005.
On September 16, the Center for Immigration Studies issued a report on improper tax benefits received by illegal aliens.
A September 15 CNN poll found that three-fourths of Americans would like to see illegal immigration reduced. A third of people would like to completely remove them.
On September 12, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report on the use of Department of Defense resources to control illegal immigration along the Mexican border.
On July 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on immigration reform.
On July 7, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that international migration fell in 2009 for the second year in a row, reflecting a decline in the demand for labor.
Also on July 7, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report which found that illegal aliens received $4.2 billion in refundable child credits they were not entitled to in 2010.
A July 6 YouGov poll found that most people would report an illegal immigrant to the authorities.
I last posted items on this topic on June 23.
Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He
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for The Fiscal Times. Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including the New York Times best-seller, Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted American and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (Doubleday, 2006)